Experience the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse in North Lake Tahoe

solar eclipse in North Lake Tahoe

On Saturday, October 14th, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will be observed in all parts of North America. The path of the eclipse will stretch from Oregon through northern California, northeast Nevada, central Utah, northeast Arizona, southwest Colorado, central New Mexico, and southern Texas. The eclipse will take place near North Lake Tahoe, offering 80% visibility!  

A solar eclipse is when a new moon is positioned directly between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the earth. An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon appears relatively small in the sky, so it doesn’t completely cover the sun, leaving a “ring of fire” in the sky. 

To observe this event safely, it is imperative to use solar filters consistently. Even during the captivating "ring of fire" phenomenon, technically a visually striking partial solar eclipse, the new moon covers no more than 91% of the sun's disk. For safe viewing, observers must wear solar eclipse glasses, and any optical devices such as cameras, telescopes, and binoculars must have solar filters securely positioned in front of their lenses throughout the event. 

The 2023 annular solar eclipse is a great excuse to travel! Book one of our Truckee vacation rentals to experience this amazing solar phenomenon.